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Mostly Miles

Monday is not only Memorial Day but Miles Davis' Birthday. A perfect excuse for a podcast based on this incomparable jazz innovator and trumpeter. We will hear from both of his classic ensembles from the late 50's through the 60's, and touch on some of his explorations into Jazz/Rock fusion of his later years. We throw in some Archie Shepp as it is his birthday as well. While we are at it lets bring in Trane to the mix too.

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'Round About Midnight (Legacy Edition) - Miles Davis


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Milestones ~ Miles Davis ~ Milestones
Dear Old Stockholm ~ Miles Davis ~ 'Round About Midnight
So Near, So Far ~ Miles Davis ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Cousin Mary ~ Archie Shepp ~ Four for Trane
Blues to Bechet ~ John Coltrane ~ Heavy Weight Champion
Four ~ Miles Davis ~ The Broadcast Sessions
Walkin' (Live) ~ Miles Davis Quintet ~ Live At the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival
E.S.P. ~ Miles Davis ~ E.S.P.
ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET ~ Mile Davis Quintet ~ Live in Europe, The Bootleg editions
Directions II ~ Miles Davis ~ Complete in a silent way sessions
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down ~ Miles Davis ~ Bitches Brew

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Jackie’s Way

A celebration of Jackie McLeans birthday featuring this jazz master that had such a profound influence on music and the arts in Hartford CT, where this show emanates. After a set of Jackie's music we will hear from some of the artists that were mentored by Jackie at the Artists Collective and UofH. Steve Davis, Jimmy Greene, Mike DiRubbo, Kris Allen, The Curtis Brothers, Dezron Douglas and Lummie Span are represented here.

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4, 5 and 6 - Jackie McLean on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Why Was I Born? ~ Jackie McLean ~ 4,5 and 6
The Collective Experience ~ Jackie McLean ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Blue Fable ~ Jackie McLean ~ Jacknife
The Griot ~ Jackie McLean & The Macband ~ Fire & Love
Rites Of Passage ~ Jackie McLean & The Macband ~ Fire & Love
J Mac's Way ~ Steve Davis ~ Images
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Introducing Jimmy Greene
Mission Statement ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Mission Statement
Eight for Elvin ~ Mike DiRubbo ~ Chronos
The Duke ~ Mike DiRubbo ~ Repercussion
Manifest Destiny ~ The Curtis Brothers ~ Completion of Proof
Passing ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House
Star Eyes ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House
Power of One ~ Dezron Douglas ~ Live at Smalls
World of Wonder ~ New Jazz Workshop ~ Underground
Dig ~ Miles Davis ~ Dig

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Some of today's innovators as well as the jazz masters that influenced their art are combined to make this week's podcast. Let's start with the great alto player Jackie McLean then leap to the present with guitarist Tom Guarna and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. Then we return to some classic jazz from John Coltrane and Oliver Nelson. Then back to the future with Trane inspired George Garzone's The Fringe.

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the imagined savior is far easier to paint - Ambrose Akinmusire on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Appointment in Ghana ~ Jackie McLean Quintet ~ Jackie's Bag
Shambleau ~ Tom Guarna ~ Rush
Vartha ~ Ambrose Akinmusire ~ The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint
Moments Notice ~ John Coltrane ~ Blue Trane
STOLEN MOMENTS ~ Oliver Nelson ~ The Blues and the Abstract Truth
Bags & Trane ~ Milt Jackson & John Coltrane ~ Bags & Trane
PLUS ONE ~ George Garzone ~ The Fringe In New York
Central Park West ~ George Garzone ~ The Fringe In New York

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New Cuban

A nod to International Jazz day, we start the show with the modern jazz sound of Manuel Valera and the New Cuban Express. Next a middle eastern influence of Rez Abbasi's acoustic quartet. Linda Oh, from Australia and Asian roots shows us her electric bass chops. We round out the show with Nick Roseboro on trumpet and finally the straight ahead sound of Louis Hayes on drums.

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Expectativas - Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
En Cinco ~ Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express ~ Expectativas
Perception ~ Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express ~ Expectativas
Bees ~ Rez Abbasi ~ Natural Selection
Gangs of New York ~ Rudy Royston ~ 303
Little House ~ Linda Oh ~ Initial Here
Excerpt from Flagships ~ Nick Roseboro ~ Passageway
Sack of Woe ~ Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band ~ Maximum Firepower
Unit 7 ~ Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band ~ Maximum Firepower

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